As the Las Vegas Raiders training camp continues, the Silver and Black will clash with the Miami Dolphins down in Florida. Among the roster deficiencies that exist, we can list the right tackle spot as a priority. But what about a wide receiver? Whether the Raiders’ brain trust is adding anyone is a state secret, no one has a clue. However, if the team were to add a body to either position, there are three possibilities worth mentioning in Raiders free agency.
Raiders Free Agency: Which 3 players should be a possibility right now?
Possibility No. 1 For The Raiders – Daryl Williams, OL
Is this really a surprise at this point? For months, Raider Nation has been all but begging the new regime to address the biggest hole on the roster. Through the first two games of the preseason, the most capable right tackle has been rookie Thayer Munford. That is saying something. The Raiders don’t have bad depth at the position, between veteran Jermaine Eluemunor, second-year lineman Alex Leatherwood, and Munford. However, with uninspiring play from Leatherwood and an injury to swing tackle Brandon Parker, the Raiders should be desperate. A half-way decent right tackle should be a front office priority. So why not a proven commodity such as Daryl Williams? He’d be an instant starter, helping to alleviate some concern.
Possibility No. 2 For The Raiders – Will Fuller, WR
After the release of Demarcus Robinson, it is clear that the Raiders are relatively deep at the wide receiver position. This is especially true if DJ Turner continues to impress, and speedster Tyron Johnson can come into his own throughout the remaining preseason action. Will Fuller, at this point, would certainly be a luxury, but it would also put the receiver unit over the edge. When healthy, Fuller can be productive. In 2020, Fuller notched 879 yards, eight touchdowns, and 53 receptions, but has yet to play a full season in his six-year career. After a season cut short due to injury, Fuller could be a cheap option. That is, if the front office finds themselves underwhelmed (though unlikely) by the ensemble of Keelan Cole, DJ Turner, and Tyron Johnson.
Possibility No. 3 For The Raiders – Bobby Massie, OL
In 2021, Bobby Massie was a reliable tackle for the Denver Broncos. He started 13 games but gave up a rough five sacks and 36 pressures. He was, however, disciplined and mistake-free, getting called for just one penalty all season. For the Pro Football Focus people out there, Massie also received a 70.0 overall grade. Massie would be a (relatively) healthier option than Bryan Bulaga and a cheaper option than Daryl Williams. The Raiders could use a reliable veteran presence at the right tackle position, and Massie fits the bill. If the vet wants to stay in the division and contend, Las Vegas could be a great fit for the 33-year-old. A relatively cheap one-year deal would work for both parties. If the lackluster tackle play continues, the fans might just send him the contract themselves.
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